Face Extrusion Modeling a Grizzly Bear
If one views videos of cab rides on Canadian Pacific Railway trains running over the
Mountain Subdivision in British Columbia, Canada, you will frequently see grizzly
bears scampering off of the tracks were they were feeding on split grain.
One of the world major breadbaskets is the Canadian prairie provinces of Manitoba,
Saskatchewan and Alberta. Most of the grain produced is shipped over the Canadian
Nation Railway’s main line through Jasper Park and the Canadian Pacific Railway’s
main line through Banff National Park, Yoho National Park and Glacier National Park
to the port of Vancouver on the Pacific Ocean for export. Needless to say not all of
the grain makes it to port. Some is spilt along the way this attracts wildlife
including the grizzly bear. Highways and railway account for a considerable
mortality rate despite efforts to reduce the kill.
Here I will guide you through the modeling of a grizzly bear. Modeling of organic
models such as this can be approached using either the Face Extrusion Method using
the pre-modeled Primitives provided in Blender, or the Edge Extrusion Method that
uses face (polygon) extension. Here we will use the Face Extrusion Method.